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Unsigned Band Syndrome

Unsigned Band Syndrome

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 0

I can see it coming from a mile away. Someone is chatting with me and finds out I manage bands and work with labels. Not only do they find that out but they find

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Songwriting And Your Indie Band

Songwriting And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 0

So I think that one of the fundamental realities of the music industry that a lot of my compeers don’t really want to fess up too is the significance of songwriting. While it’s certainly

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Europe And Indie Music

Europe And Indie Music

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 0

So I write this whilst on a plane flight from New York to the Netherlands for a music festival, drinking what is my first of what is apparently infinite free beers. So I’ve come

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Advertising Your Indie Band On Facebook

Advertising Your Indie Band On Facebook

Matt Bacon April 17, 2017 0

I think one of the big struggles we are going to be facing in the next few years is social media advertisement. Like it or not (And let’s be real – probably not) it’s

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Brand Sponsorships And Your Indie Band

Brand Sponsorships And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon April 16, 2017 0

Sponsorships from non music related brands are like licensing. One of those things that you know can be a reliable source of income but which most people view as basically impossible to get. This

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Your Core Merchandise Situation

Your Core Merchandise Situation

Matt Bacon April 14, 2017 0

So I’ve written a lot about how you want to have exclusive items at your merch stand in order to generate buzz. By the same token we’ve talked about how you want to have

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New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017

New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017

Eli Jace April 11, 2017 0

Presenting: the day-tripping album of 2017 — Oczy Mlody by the Flaming Lips. The album, released this past January,  carries the listener through many different universes, many different soundscapes with Wayne Coyne as the

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On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy

On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy

Eli Jace April 11, 2017 0

In reading some reviews of Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, released earlier this year, I saw one writer describe the cover as a self-portrait. Could be. But, really, I see two people embracing, one

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Matt Bacon April 8, 2017 0

So part of what I do is work as head of marketing at a music studio that my buddy runs. It’s a good studio, we have a lot of fun, party a lot, and

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Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix

Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix

Eli Jace April 7, 2017 0

Wire’s tour in support of their new album, Silver/Lead, struck first in Phoenix, Arizona on March 28 at the Crescent Ballroom just days before its release. Though the excitement in the room was palpable,

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